Maximum stomatal conductance rather than stomatal sensitivity to drought differentiates the PIWI grapevine cultivar Souvignier gris from Muscaris and Donau Riesling with Lea Linhart Austria for documentation
Staffelter Hof presents its Vitiforst project – Trees between PIWI wines for climate improvement. – more –
We mainly planted our Piwi varieties on 6 hectares of land, which is where the Viti Forest project “I.Kant & the Piwis” is now being created.
On the last weekend in November we will plant the majority of the trees, hedges and sow seeds for a more resilient future of viticulture, better resistance to climate fluctuations, more biodiversity and a more resilient ecosystem. more about the project
Connecting the Community Worldwide with PIWI Talk
Our member and regional representative for Canada Darcy S. O’Neil has started a PIWI TALK. He will present it to us at the PIWI Summit. You can get a first impression here: https://www.piwitalk.com/
PIWI WINZER STAMMTISCH always on the last Monday of the month!
The desire to have an opportunity for informal exchange with fellow winegrowers has already been expressed several times. There should now be a digital winemaker regulars’ table for this. We cordially invite you, themselves on the last Monday of every monthats at 6:00 p.m. for an exchange in the virtual room. The regulars' table will organized alternately by different national groupsto shed light on the diverse facets of our association.
Next digital get-together on Monday the . August 2023 at 6 p.m. in German with a focus on Austria.
Cooperation with wein.plus: Benefit as a member of PIWI-International!
There is a cooperation between PIWI International and wein.plus that aims to promote the association and its members on wein.plus. In this webinar, which lasts no more than 10 minutes, Utz Graafmann will show how you as a winery can benefit from this.
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 6 p.m. (the webinar will be recorded)
Find out how you, as a winery, can maximize your wine sales, find stockists across Europe and get support in the sales process. Learn methods to increase the visibility of your winery on wein.plus and increase your sales figures. Use wein.plus to bring additional visitors to your winery or to advertise events. Language: German Duration: 20 minutes
On May 28th and 29th, 2022 we celebrated 20 years of IG PIWI Wallis!
The extensive program started on Saturday with a visit to the World Nature Forum in Naters and welcoming the participants in bright sunshine below the Naters Fortress. Then we went into the underground passages with a visit to the fortifications. Michael Hänzig designed the introduction to the PIWI topic with the topic PIWI red wine vinification, which could be further discussed at the subsequent raclette à discrétion with a wide variety of wines.
PIWI WEIN - Departure for new wine times PIWI CH January 2021
Dear Piwians and connoisseurs
"It is not the strongest species that survives, nor the most intelligent, it is the one that is most likely to adapt to change." Charles Darwin
Yes, the year 2020 is really tough. These days, the positive and negative are often not far apart. The everyday is questioned, the unusual suddenly becomes normal. 2020 is pure change!
Reflection is once again the order of the day. Unfortunately, this is linked to the realization that we can only change and influence the world positively on a small scale. But at least we should enjoy that to the full!
It is unbelievably positive that we are allowed to make our life worth living in democratic Switzerland! A huge privilege!
Shift down a gear, give yourself and your loved ones more time, create something special in everyday life and consciously treat yourself to something good every now and then ...
This is what Marc Almert, Sommelier World Champion 2019/2020 said to himself. Since his place of work, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, was not exactly busy at the beginning of July due to Covid 19, he took a little PIWI break. After an extensive tour through our vineyards and winery, the focus was on tasting various PIWI wines: a real wow experience for Marc! But read his tasting notes for yourself right away!
The implementation of the first general meeting of PIWI CH on June 30, 2020 can really be described as successful. 60 people took part in the informative rebuild tour. Around 50 members and guests stayed for the meeting, followed by a tasting. We will therefore also plan the practical linking of technical PIWI cultivation topics and the general meeting next year. Unfortunately, the pandemic thwarted the rest of the annual planning: we were unable to carry out the wine trip to Poland or the W&D in Hiltl in Zurich. But, as is well known, postponed is not canceled!
Social change, global warming, the pandemic and other changes will continue to concern us in 2021. Flexibility and a spirit of innovation are required more than ever, which is nothing new for us Piwians!
Have fun reading and "stay healthy!"
Roland Lenz / President of the PIWI CH association